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Overview

Introduction to Hazel Park, Michigan

Hazel Park, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 2 miles SE of Royal Oak, Michigan and 9 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. The people of the city are in the Detroit metropolitan area. Hazel Park has a population of 18,963.

Hazel Park History

In 1941, Hazel Park was incorporated as a city. Because the area was home to a number of hazelnut bushes, it was named Hazel Park in 1884 by John W Benjamine, the School Inspector of the Royal Oak School District. Hazel Park is popularly called "The Friendly City."

Hazel Park and nearby Attractions

  • Children's Museum - Wayne County
  • Ferndale Historical Museum
  • Motown Historical Museum
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Dodge 4 State Park

Things To Do In Hazel Park

Hazel Park boasts of several parks, playgrounds and other indoor and outdoor recreational facilities. The city also has a bowling alley and a raceway, known as the Hazel Park Raceway. Detroit Historical Museum, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit Zoo and Greektown are also close to Hazel Park and are worth paying a visit to.

Hazel Park Transportation

Detroit City Airport is close to the city.

Hazel Park Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are provided by Macomb Community College, University of Phoenix - Detroit Campus, Henry Ford Community College, Oakland University, Lawrence Technological University, University of Michigan - Dearborn and Oakland Community College - Bloomfield Hills Campus.

People

Total Population 16,600
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,585
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 32.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,554
% Above Poverty Level 72.9%
% Below Poverty Level 27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.9%
Median Gross Rent $912
Median House Value $50,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 12%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hazel Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SE of Royal Oak, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48030
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.462
Longitude -83.104

Hazel Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Station PONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ferndale 20,160 $58,700
Huntington Woods 6,333 $130,208
Madison Heights 30,123 $50,082
Pleasant Ridge 2,555 $139,750
Royal Oak 58,689 $88,823

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hazel Park Public Libraries

Library
Hazel Park Memorial Library
123 E NINE MILE ROAD
Hazel Park, Michigan
(248) 546-4095
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Hazel Park High Schools

HAZEL PARK HIGH SCHOOL
23400 HUGHES AVENUE
248-544-5216
Serves 1,216 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

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